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IN THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE BIBLE SESSON

HOW NOT TO BE FOOLED

From the November 24, 2008 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


TWICE EACH YEAR, when the Bible Lesson "Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced" comes up, as it does this week, it reminds me of a day I was called only minutes before Sunday School began to teach a class of six-year-olds. No time to prepare! After the opening exercises, I said to the kids, "Do you know what all those words mean?" Pause.